Monday, October 30, 2006

We're Number 1

What a terrible way to follow up a World Series win. Yahoo has an article on St Louis being the most dangerous town in the US. The article is located here. Link. On this same subject, my project manager at work had her purse stolen out of her car during the World Series win celebration in downtown St Louis on Friday night. Downtown is a mess.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

It's A Winner!

The Cardinals did the unexpected last night and finished off the Detroit Tigers to become the World Series Champions for 2006. Major League Baseball chose David Eckstein as the World Series Most Valuable Player. It was a good choice, but if they could have given him the award my choice would have been Tony LaRussa. I have believed for the last 10 eyars or so that LaRussa is the best manager in baseball. This year proved it. He did a masterful job with a team that was less talented than the last two years when the Cardinals had the best record in baseball. Tony, you're the man! As the late Cardinal broadcaster Jack Buck would say, "It's a winner!"

So, today officially begins my baseball vacation. But the Nebraska Cornhuskers play against Oklahoma State on TV at 2:30 and I will be glued to the set for the entire game. So long "Field of Dreams" and hello "Remember the Titans"

Friday, October 27, 2006

Slip Sliding Away

The World Series seems to be slipping away from the Detroit Tigers grasp. The Cardinals haven't been doing anything outrageous, but have been playing solid, mistake free, baseball while the Tigers have been making mistakes in every game. It was just enough to give the Cardinals a 5-4 victory last night. My gut feeling is that the series will close out tonight (if the weather cooperates) with the Cardinals winning in 5 games.

The weather forecast for tonight's game: Showers early, then partly cloudy overnight. Low around 40F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Looks like about a 50/50 chance of playing.

Go Cards!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

The World Series game last night was rained out. The weather wasn't too bad, it was a steady light rain and a little cold, but you want to have games as significant as the World Series played so that the weather isn't a factor in the outcome, so I applaud MLB's decision to postpone the game.

But, the problem is that the weather doesn't look to be getting any better here in the near future.

Here's the weather forecast for today and the next couple of days:

Tonight: (St Louis) Rain showers this evening, becoming a steady, soaking rain overnight with a few rumbles of thunder possible. High 54, Low 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

Friday (Normally a travel day fo the World Series, but not this year with the rain out): (St Louis) Cloudy with rain likely. A thundershower is possible as well, especially in the morning. High 53F, Low 40. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

Saturday: (St Louis): Mostly Sunny, High 64, Low 39 (Detroit): Showers/Wind, High 51, Low 37

Sunday (St Louis): Sunny, High 68, Low 49 (Detroit): Partly Cloudy, High 48, Low 39

Monday (just in case) (Detroit): Partly Cloudy, High 59, Low 48

Looks like tonight's game could be a wash. Tomorrow is iffy. My best guess is that game 4 will be played here in St Louis on Friday, Game 5 in St Louis on Saturday, Game 6 in Detroit on Sunday, and Game 7 in Detroit on Monday. I believe the Cardinals will win in 5 games, so game 6 and 7 in Detroit won't be needed. but, you never know what will happen. So, we'll see.

It is pretty hard to play ball this late in the year when the weather is so unpredictable in the midwest. I tip my hat to both teams.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

2 Down, 2 More To Go!

Chris Carpenter was dominating last night as the Cardinals beat the Tigers handily 5-0. Tonight the Cardinals second best pitcher, Jeff Suppan starts. I think momentum and pitching are on the Cardinal's side.

The biggest factor that may slow them down is the weather. According to Yahoo Weather, tonight's forcast is: Periods of rain. Low 44F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

Looks like it will be difficult to get tonight's game in, but it is supposed to rain again tomorrow night, so I know they will try!

Monday, October 23, 2006

My Attempt to Get My Life Back in the Box

My palm Pilot died a few months back and after being slaved to my computer and Outlook ever since I have been a little starved for a place to put my contacts and calendars, not to mention synching up my work and home computers. So, I went shopping the other day and got a Sprint Pocket PC.

So far it seems like a pretty good mix of phone and PDA, although it is a bit quirky when I put it away after making a call. sometimes it will call the person back while I am putting it away. Do any of you have any good info on the Sprint Pocket PC? Any good success or failure stories?

Did He or Didn't He?

Did Kenny Rogers use pine tar or didn't he? Yahoo has a good article on the "Good Old Boy" network that still exists in Major League Baseball. It kind of goes beyond did he or didn't he? and asks the question of what should have been done?

The Cardinals come back home winning 1 of 2 in Detroit. They have their 2 big guns pitching the next two games. It should be interesting.

Go Cards!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

1 Down, 3 More To Go!

The Cardinals just won game 1 of the World Series. Albert Pujols, Jim Edmonds, and Scott Rolen have come alive. I hope this continues. Game 1: Cardinals 7, Tigers 2.

The Cardinals Go To The World Series!

The Lord still gets our attention through miracles, and in this case the St Louis region benefits from His providence. The Cardinals looked horrible for the last month of the regular season, but somehow have turned it around and find themselves in the World Series against the Detroit Tigers. Because of this our plans for Thursday night Worship might change a little. For now we still have a traditional worship service planned, but if the World Series we may change it to a time of fellowship. So, please stay in touch and we will keep The Gate's website updated to let everyone know what we have planned for Thursday night.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Working Out of a "Third Place"

It is a sign of the times to see people working from wherever they feel comfortable. With free wireless booming in our cities and suburbs the office has become wherever we are. USA Today has a great article on those people we see who aren't working from home, or the office, but from a "Third Place" such as Panera Bread Company. It says a lot about today's business culture and even more for our thirst for community.

I have tried working from home, working from the office, and an occasional day of working from a "Third Place". I really enjoy working from anywhere but the office, although I find I am a little more distracted from both home and in a public place. The office is still my most productive place.

The article is located here. Link.